“We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.”
– Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher
If this quote has some truth in it, is it such a bad thing?
What if you were to take all the greatest qualities of people you most admire to create this initial three-quarters of yourself? Not bad, huh? The last quarter gets to be a completely manifested part of yourself – unencumbered by anything external.
If you add this all together, I’d say you’d have a pretty remarkable you!
Look at yourself today and begin piecing together the “future you” from those remarkable people around you, as well as through the development of your own unique gifts and talents.